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Spring 2018 | April 15 - April 21 View Past Newsletters

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CGS Announcements

International Studies Research Lab 2018

Dates: July 8 - July 20
Application Deadline: April 15

The Center for Global Studies, International & Area Studies Library,
and Russian, East European & Eurasian Center at the University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce fellowships
and research honoraria to support the internationalization of community
colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians,
and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, 
instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections, or 
international education programs at their home institutions. Participation
in ISRL provides resources and time for research otherwise unavailable
to applicants. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one
with international and area studies reference librarians and explore the
unlimited print and online resources at the University Library. 
Co-sponsored by the Center for African StudiesCenter for East Asian and Pacific StudiesCenter for Latin American and Caribbean Studiesand the European Union Center.


CGS High School Summer Programs 2018

Dates: July 15 - July 20
Application Deadline: April 30 

Events This Week

April 16, 5:00pm
Lincoln Hall - Room 1065

Lionel Ruffel is a literary scholar, publisher and professor of Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at Université Paris 8. His last book Brouhaha, Worlds of the Contemporary (U. of Minnesota Press, 2018) is a global investigation (covering literary theory, cultural studies, contemporary arts and literatures) of what the word “contemporary” means and the reasons for why the term imposed itself within the field of representations and practices.


April 17, 12:00pm
Armory Building - Room 345

Professor Emerita Evelyne Accad will be joined by Professor Hadi Esfahani (Economics & CSAMES), Professor John Ireland (French, UIC), Professor Emanual Rota (French & Italian) and Professor Emerita Beth Stafford (Library Administration and Gender & Women's Studies) in discussing the life of Paul Vieille. Lunch will be provided with RSVP by April 13th


April 18, 7:30pm 
Music Building Auditorium

The University of Illinois Classical Trombone Association (UICTA) will be hosting the Italian Trombone Quartet for a residency at UI’s School of Music. Comprised of trombonists from two orchestras in Turin (the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale Rai and the Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino) and one in Geneva (the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande), these leading European orchestral musicians formed the ITQ in 2012 and are embarking on their American tour. 


Teaching Transitional Justice Symposium

April 20, 9:00am-3:00pm
Levis Faculty Center - Room 210

The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program and the Center for African Studies are hosting a Symposium on Teaching Transitional Justice on April 20th. Lunch will be provided to participants. For meal planning purposes, please RSVP:


April 21, All Day 
Lucy Ellis Lounge - 1080 Foreign Languages Building

This talk will draw on several examples from the late Qing era to explain the history of Chinese agriculture at a time of global integration, and use these examples to rethink issues related to social, technological, and environmental history in China.

Upcoming Events

April 23, 1:00pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

The Cultural Celebration Series is a joyful, continuing recognition of the diversity of cultures and types of music, dance, and storytelling available in our area. Jean René Balekita and Bomoyi is a professional musical ensemble featuring Congolese rumba with flavors of gospel, jazz, and African rhythms.


April 26, 3:00-6:00pm
Illini Union Ballroom

This event will welcome any students who are interested in careers in international non-profit or intergovernmental organizations. Panelists who used to work or are currently working in this field will be invited and related resources will be shared. Detailed information on participating organizations and panelists will be posted on Handshake.

Opportunities for University of Illinois Students and Faculty

Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program
Register by May 1, 2018 

   The Intensive Foreign Language Instruction Program offers low-cost classes in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Latin, Greek, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Hindi and ESL. Courses are taught by UIUC instructors. Open to everyone; not for credit, just for fun! Courses are held May 14 - June 1. 

Education and Professional Training Program for New Translators of Greek Literature
Application Due May 17, 2018 

Fullbright Grants for Research, Study, and Arts
Application Due July 16, 2018 

TURK 490 - Special Topics in Turkish: Language and Culture in Turkey
Fall 2018 Course

Save the Date: Framing the Global Conference at Indiana University - Bloomington
September 27 - 30, 2018 

Graduate Minor in Global Studies (Ongoing)